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Beautiful Bloom representative of new revitalised era of aged care residences

Informed by the royal commission's findings and concerns, and mindful of the many and varying effects of COVID, along with the changing demands of families and residents, Victoria's new state-of-the-art aged care residence, Bloom, in Clyde North represents the growing need for more holistic and better designed aged care homes that support the full spectrum of personal, social and practical needs of residents and their families.

Single site workforce arrangements are ending in Victoria on December 3

On the advice of the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sonya Bennett, in consultation with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the Victorian Chief Health Officer, it is now been determined as appropriate for residential aged care providers in Victoria to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements.

Inquest hears hospitals were ‘angry’ at St Basil’s transfers

Hospitals became "angry" when COVID-19 positive residents started being transferred from a Melbourne nursing home where 45 people died from last year's outbreak, a nurse has revealed.

Evidence-based music use is a fundamental component of meeting the aged care quality standards – it’s time it was recognised as such

Music is the universal language and with skill and care can be a powerful ally in aged care. Staff need to be trained and educated to feel comfortable and capable of using music in a way that's driven by evidence, rather than by a sense of, 'oh, this is fun - let's put a CD on and hope that cheers everybody up'. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Nationwide COVID-prevention policies in aged care are having a devastating affect on staff and residents alike

Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Uniting sets aged care sector example with net zero carbon target for 2040

Leading aged care provider, Uniting NSW.ACT, has set a net zero carbon target for 2040 to support the future of the planet.

Tailored Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 for sentior leaders

The Federal Government is reminding providers that the Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 is now available and free for all participants.

Independent aged care COVID findings to be implemented by Govt

All recommendations made as part of a review into COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities will be adopted by the Federal Government.

Maggie Beer Foundation assembles ‘Alliance of the Willing’ in fight for improved food and nutrition in aged care

The Maggie Beer Foundation is seeking interest and inviting multi-disciplinary food and nutrition professionals to join forces to enact critical change needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s aged care population.

AMCS providing welcome support for culturally and linguistically diverse most at risk of lockdown isolation and distress

To overcome the barriers posed by lockdown, Australian Multicultural Community Services have come up with a range of online alternatives, such as bilingual bingo sessions and letter and card writing, to help ensure the best quality care and support for our CALD elders.

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